Would you people agree that its safe to say that everyones born with a sane mind like totally normal with like particular personality traits (people bieng more considerate or colder than others and so on) but as we progress through life the brain can be corrupted through traumatic events or perhaps events that happened or even didnt happen than can alter the way you think and percieve things from then on. I say this because I have met people who are truely amazing charracters and popular as well as pretty or handsome yet Are not happy. I remember I knew a guy in college when I went there years ago he was an extravert if i've ever seen one he was the most lively talky person you'd ever meet he was popular and attractive he had everything. I did befriend him and one day he came clean after a night of drinking (he wasnt drunk he was just a little more open with people) I remember mentioning at one point as me and him were walking home about how many friends he had and so on and he turned to me and said "Curt i'm the most lonely and unhappy person you'll ever meet." I remember bieng purely shocked and asking "what do you mean? you have it all man" he looked at me with a dead serious expression and seemed his eyes were watering a little like he was on the verge of crying. We carried on I was curious to talk about it with him as I could relate to it. But it seemed he didnt want to. I'll Remmeber it because he was the last person you'd think would be depressed bieng he had so much the looks the friends the education yet he was in his own little world of hurt. The mask of happyness can be deluding. I guess the point was he should have been truely happy and not "puttin on a show" and I dont know about his past but maybe he was damaged mentally at a young age maybe even abused which caused him to go down the route of self loathe and despair. The point is HE SHOULDNT HAVE BEEN LIKE THAT. It seems the case with alot of people who are fine its just things have gone wrong in the brain chemistry from events long ago maybe ones they cant even remember. Anyone know what i'm talking about when you get these hotshot "altrapenur" type youngsters who arnt really all that like there not exeptionally nice people although ok there not very attractive yet they get things done and go high up and get with beautiful women. You'd think judging by my old friend that it should be the other way round but I guess the people who are born with confidence and never get traumatized by traumatic events seem to get by and do well without emotional baggage. Does anyone have any thoughts on this whole mental health from the past thing? can anyone relate or mention any examples? thx.